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A Virtual Environment based Serious Game to Support Health Education

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APEX was developed as a framework for ubiquitous computing (ubicomp) prototyping through virtual environments. In this paper the framework is used as a platform for developing a serious game designed to instruct and to inform. The paper describes the Asthma game, a game aimed at raising awareness among children of asthma triggers in the home. It is designed to stimulate a healthier life-style for those with asthma and respiratory problems. The game was developed as the gamification of a checklist for the home environment of asthma patients.

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Author(s): Gomes T, Abade T, Campos JC, Harrison MD, Silva JL

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: EAI Endorsed Transactions on Ambient Systems

Year: 2014

Volume: 14

Issue: 3

Online publication date: 04/03/2014

Acceptance date: 05/02/2014

Date deposited: 31/03/2014

ISSN (electronic): 2032-927X

Publisher: ICST


DOI: 10.4108/amsys.1.3.e5


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